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On-trend Trends for Your New Home

This is a truly exciting year in home décor, with unlimited possibilities and products that let you express yourself. Whether your style is mid-century modern, urban industrial, Swedish Gustavian, transitional, traditional or eclectic, tranquility is the result everyone desires right now.

To create a personal sanctuary where you can switch off and detox, your serene spaces should be beautiful, simplified and well-organized. The 2016 design trends make it possible, beginning at the front door, where a heated entryway floor welcomes with warmth you can feel. Extra-large, 3-ft. by 6-ft. floor tiles in geometric patterns establish the residence as something special.

Minerals, metals and other materials found in nature accent the house. Doorknobs are made of unpolished semi-precious stones. Accessories glint with chunks of quartz. Platinum, copper, gold or steel are mixed on tile mosaics and lighting fixtures.

Kitchens gleaming with white walls, cabinets and countertops will continue for some years. To stay current, punch up the space with colourful tiles and rough luxe materials. The two-tone kitchen is hot: Upper cabinets are painted white or another neutral, base cabinets go wild in a deeper painted hue or finished wood. Open shelves are crafted from raw materials. Statement pendant chandeliers cast rainbows over the island.

Home cooks and decorators are delighted with new colours and high-tech advantages in kitchen appliances. LG has unveiled its Black Stainless collection while Whirlpool’s Sunset Bronze finish is giving the kitchen a cozy glow. Cooking is elevated with clever niche appliances, including steam ovens, warming drawers, induction cook-tops and kimchi refrigerators.

To savour delicious meals, entertaining homeowners are opting for formal dining rooms.

In the living room, the most desired feature is the fireplace, a calming focal point that trumps the television.

Technology is also being downplayed in the bedroom, where laptops are moved out of bed and onto high-gloss desks in the home office.

The bathroom exudes boutique hotel chic with a combination toilet/bidet and large, framed, backlit and ornate mirrors.

For walls, the trend is shifting from cold grey to warm stone shades. Top paint choices are Pantone’s 2016 colours, Rose Quartz and Blue Serenity. Benjamin Moore’s colour of the year, Simply White, works well with black and accented with bold touches. Silks, damasks, colourful indie weaving and outdoor fabrics for upholstery, window treatments and bedding add textural interest. Woven and artisan pieces can mix with mass-produced accessories.

Starting fresh in a brand new home is one of the most exciting things you can ever do. To ensure you enjoy the process without feeling overwhelmed by the many decisions to be made, we provide a free design service. Our professional design consultant can help you customize your new Sifton home according to your style. Sifton Décor Centre is a 3,000-sq.-ft. showroom presenting the builder’s wide selection of products and finishes.

In the creative ambience of the Sifton Decor Centre, decide on flooring, paint colours, trims, cabinetry, countertops, sinks, faucets and backsplashes, bathroom fixtures, fireplaces, exterior finishes and everything else to complete your one-of-a-kind home.

With the advice of a design consultant, your new home will be on-trend for years!

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